Cycling the Malaysia Interstate: Support and Hotels

16
Sep
2014
Cycling the Malaysia Interstate: Support and Hotels

Last week I wrote up my experience riding Interstate, a three-day, 525 km ride in Malaysia. During the event I spent a good chunk riding, and slightly more time in the van doing support for other riders. Having done support for an ultracyclist, I was familiar with how it should work, and how important...
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Hurtful Words: Don’t #MakeitHappen

15
Sep
2014
Hurtful Words: Don’t #MakeitHappen

How come we so often find ourselves putting up with things from people we don’t even know, and doing so with a smile on our face….yet with those closest to us, we treat even the slightest aggravations as if they are the end of the world? I think this is another one of those...
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3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

12
Sep
2014
3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

This is the most passionate cycling tip post I’ve ever put up on this website.  There’s a lot of stuff I might suggest, but if there were one thing I felt you absolutely must follow….it’s this.  Well, actually 3 things. All road cyclists should put these 3 things on their feet, and here’s why: Boa...
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Loving the BITE: Adding Vitamin D for the upcoming Winter Months

11
Sep
2014
Loving the BITE: Adding Vitamin D for the upcoming Winter Months

If you are out on your bike most days, you likely believe you get plenty enough sunshine to make plenty enough Vitamin D.  I get it.  I’m lucky enough to live in a state that boosts more than 300 days a year of sunshine.  So, how come so many of us are Vitamin D...
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Let’s Talk About How You Look in a Helmet

10
Sep
2014

We all know that pro cyclists look like a helmet totally belongs on their head, but what about you? It’s been a while since we posted a “Let’s Talk” question….remember those?  Yeah, it’s the kind of post that gets created by all of you.  We post the question, and you build the content by...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Cyclist Goes a Year Without Showering

09
Sep
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Cyclist Goes a Year Without Showering

I’ve been talking about my amazing friend, Rob Greenfield a lot over the past year….and for good reason.  He’s a world changer and I’m so proud to call him my buddy. All of us can conserve more water, and in this article Rob shows how extreme you can be and still live a normal...
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Riding Interstate

09
Sep
2014
Riding Interstate

As I mentioned last week, after doing the Interstate event I was exhausted, and not quite ready to process how the three days of riding unfolded. I was finally able to sit and write my account of the weekend. Day 1: Kota Damansara – Fraser Hill The first day of Interstate found me ambivalent...
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How to Lose Weight by Cycling

09
Sep
2014

How to Lose Weight by Cycling   Cycling as a form of exercise for losing weight is actually a lot more than just putting one pedal encased foot in front of the other for rather long periods of time; it’s all about balancing routine with training regimes and changes to your diet. The first...
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Right Now – Because YOU Matter

08
Sep
2014
Right Now – Because YOU Matter

I am honored beyond belief to share this amazing #MakeitHappen story by my friend (and Loving the Bike Army General), Eric Hutchins.  All I did was ask if he’d write a post about how the song “Right Now” changed his life, and what I got in response was this incredibly emotional and inspiring story. Right...
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The Night Rider

05
Sep
2014
The Night Rider

This isn’t the first time my cycling brother from down under has posted on Loving the Bike.  Mark (aka @Lycra_Loony) is an amazing guy/husband/dad who lives without a driver’s license.  Yeah, this dude is the real deal and is Loving the Bike every single day. The Night Rider by Mark   After midnight. The...
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Loving the BITE: Easy Peach Honey Jam for Best Ever PB & J

04
Sep
2014
Loving the BITE: Easy Peach Honey Jam for Best Ever PB & J

This is the best PB & J you’ll ever eat…really.  Well, maybe it’s not exactly a PB & J, if you want to get technical about it.  It’s more of a CB & J.  Intrigued? If you like minerals that support good, steady energy levels in your body, real, whole food carbohydrates rather than processed...
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Serving Up Soy at Mocha Spoke Cafe

04
Sep
2014
Serving Up Soy at Mocha Spoke Cafe

When you own a café, you see all sorts of drink combinations and creations. I thought I knew it all, but since opening Mocha Spoke in June 2013 I’ve experienced coffee combinations than I ever thought imagined. One of the most interesting things I’ve realized is just how many people are lactose intolerant, but...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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